81-year-old arrested for sex abuse of teen, police fear there could be more victims

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OREM, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- An 81-year-old man is in jail facing several charges of sex abuse of a teen.

Police say Kenneth Higa was booked into Utah County Jail after a 14-year-old victim told police Higa had sexually abused her.

The report came in June 12th. Officials finished their investigation Wednesday and made the arrest.

They say Higa “has been in a position where he has been around children for the past 30 years” and they fear there may be more victims.

He faces six counts of Aggravated Forcible Sex Abuse and two counts of Object Rape.

If you or someone you know may have been abused by Higa please call Detective Johnson at 801-229-7070.

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